ART & ACTIVISM: Contemporary LGBT Arts and Protest
State of Politics and Activism in the Black LGBT/SGL Community
Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The first of two programs co-sponsored by the Schomburg Center’s Black Gay and Lesbian Archive will focus on political activity within the black same gender loving community over the past 30 years. Currently, politically active LGBT/SGL activists of African descent are a mix of seasoned and new thinkers, engaging a range of issues including marriage equality, homophobia in the black church, and hate crimes, among other issues. Panelists include Samiya Bashir (The Right to Marry Campaign), Larry D. Lyons, II (Rashawn Brazell Memorial Fund), Kevin McGruder (Gay Men of African Descent), and others. For more information on LGBT programs throughout the month of June see the Art & Activism website.